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Hi to all,

I am new to the diving world; a diving virgin you may say. I have recently purchased a neoprene typhoon drysuit which fits well and keeps me dry. The only problem is i dont have any storage on it. I wanted to glue a drysuit pocket but cant find a good one.

I was originally going to buy the Beaver Cargo Drysuit pocket but as far as im aware you can only buy the pocket fitted to a beaver drysuit! :frown:

I want a relatively big pocket with a velcro fastening if anyone has any ideas.

Thanx in advance!
 

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Bowstone do a good one. They sometimes come up on eBay for as little as £12.50.
 

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I have an unwanted unused in its bag drysuit pocket - bowstone I think, can check tonight. for sale......

Neill
 

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thankyou for the quick responses. i have gone ahead and ordered the beaver cargo one that was found.

Now comes the fun part. i've ordered a tin of dunlop glue. Never done it before but we'll see if it will stay on.
 

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thankyou for the quick responses. i have gone ahead and ordered the beaver cargo one that was found.
I don't know if this is the same as the one I saw, but I was once shown a Beaver pocket that had no back -you just glued the edges on to the suit and the leg material provided the "backing".
 

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I don't know if this is the same as the one I saw, but I was once shown a Beaver pocket that had no back -you just glued the edges on to the suit and the leg material provided the "backing".
That's the one!
 

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I fitted a couple of the Beaver ones, they work really well. My mate lent me a block that fitted inside the pocket to give it some shape.

Good luck
 

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I have just had 2 Dive Xtras ones fitted to my Protec suit. They are nice and big, very good drainage holes, velcro holds them flat when empty (a nice touch) and the anchor points are secure for your bungee chord.

Basically everything I wished the original Protec pockets were...
 

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Do you have a link?

I'm after some bellows-style pockets to fit to a neoprene suit!
 

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I don't know if this is the same as the one I saw, but I was once shown a Beaver pocket that had no back -you just glued the edges on to the suit and the leg material provided the "backing".
:embarassed: No backing?!?! if i can only attach it by the edges it doesnt sound very secure..... I am hoping it will arrive with a back to it also as a bigger surface area to stick down. If an edge starts to come away i might lose some of my goodies inside! :frown:
 

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:embarassed: No backing?!?! if i can only attach it by the edges it doesnt sound very secure..... I am hoping it will arrive with a back to it also as a bigger surface area to stick down. If an edge starts to come away i might lose some of my goodies inside! :frown:
No, it won't arrive with a back. Probably no worse than the 'backless' ones that came with my ND drysuit and that have been securely attached for the last year with no problems. I dare say they are not the dogs-lobbox, but I'm happy enough to give it a try.
 

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Unfortunately, the one on my divemaster (don't know if you noticed when you saw me) is pretty loose - I lost my rag with it a few days after the Farnes gig and pulled it off altogether, hence being in the market for a new one ;)
 

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Unfortunately, the one on my divemaster (don't know if you noticed when you saw me) is pretty loose - I lost my rag with it a few days after the Farnes gig and pulled it off altogether, hence being in the market for a new one ;)
But I noticed your other pocket on your suit had been carefully completely removed - were you in the process of 'hairdrying' it off anyway?
 

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I just pulled it off actually - I was quite surprised at how easily it came off.

I removed it for two reasons:

1) It was too small to be of use to me
2) I wanted to check under it for leaks, as I stupidly put a lead fishing weight with spikes on in that pocket when I found it on a dive :redface:

Once you've pulled at the loose end of the edge, the whole thing just peels back - no need for a hairdryer etc.

Hopefully my new one will be more strongly attached! :)
 

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I just pulled it off actually - I was quite surprised at how easily it came off.


Once you've pulled at the loose end of the edge, the whole thing just peels back - no need for a hairdryer etc.
That's useful to know for when I fit my new one. :)
 
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